August 18, 2010

Traverse City cherries

Since I'm in the cherry capital of the world, I thought it would be appropriate to share a cherry recipe.

Cherry Sheet Cake
{Recipe and photo:}

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for baking sheet
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pound frozen cherries, thawed and drained
  • Confectioners sugar, for dusting (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter a 10-by-15-inch rimmed baking sheet; line bottom with waxed paper. Butter paper; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each, then beat in vanilla. With mixer on low speed, add flour mixture, and mix until just combined (batter will be as thick as cookie dough).
  • Spread batter evenly on prepared baking sheet; scatter cherries over the top. Bake cake until golden and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool 10 minutes in pan. Invert onto a wire rack; reinvert onto another rack to cool completely (top side up).
  • To serve, cut cake into triangles with a serrated knife. Dust with confectioners sugar, if desired.

    I'maNolaGirl said...

    This sounds (and looks) heavenly!!! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    Candy said...

    Yum- looks delicious!! PS. I tagged you in a survey on my blog- be sure to check it out! xox

    Kristen @ said...

    ah yummy!!

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